M. Pope AT Reference Manual

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M. Pope AT Reference Manual

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Assistive TechnologyReference Manual

Copyright Law

Copyright Law is a law that protects a person who CREATES work so that they may be the only ones with the ability to copy and sell their work/idea. However, under copyright law it does NOT give the owner an absolute monopoly and it does limit certain aspects.LINKS:http://www.copyright.gov/title17/http://www.copyright.gov/http://copyright.laws.com/copyright-law

TEACH Act

Chafee Amendment

N I M A S

Universal Design For Learning

IEP & 504in relation to assistive technology

The TEACH Act is a copyright law that was passed by Congress in the year 2002 and it gives educators the ability and the access to copy materials of different kinds to use in their classrooms to aide in the learning process. LINKS:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TEACH_Acthttp://www.copyright.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/CR-Teach-Act.pdf

The National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard is an act that was passed in 2004 by President Bush that gave both state and local aid for students with disabilities in special education. Under this act, textbooks used for educational purposes must also provide materials that are geared towards children whom are visually and print impaired so that they can access the information.LINKS:http://www.nimac.us/http://idea.ed.gov/explore/view/p/%2Croot%2Cdynamic%2CTopicalBrief%2C12%2C

Creative Commons is an online nonprofit organization that allows creators from all over the world to share their work for others to use under free legal tools.LINKS:https://creativecommons.org/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons

Fair use allows limited use and reproduction of material without permission from the owner. An example would be for news reporting and teaching. There would be no penalties or fees for persons using the work of someone else whom did not obtain permission from the owner.LINKS:http://fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/fair-use/what-is-fair-use/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use

An amendment that authorizes certain persons to reproduce and distribute works solely for the use and consumption of those who are visually impaired or those that have a disability.LINKS:https://www.questia.com/library/journal/1G1-205363897/the-chafee-amendment-improving-access-to-informationhttp://www.usimac.org/Chafee%20Amemdment.html

UDL is a style of teaching that is aimed for all styles of learning. Children learn in many different ways therefore a one size fits all approch to teaching and learning would not be beneficial. However with UDL its takes the curriculum and content needed to be learned and allows its to be modified for all the specific learning styles. This way all children can learn based on his or her learning style. LINKS:http://www.cast.org/our-work/about-udl.html#.V3_p6iMrJsMhttps://teal.ed.gov/sites/default/files/Fact-Sheets/2_TEAL_UDL.pdf

IEP: An IEP is an individualized educational plan that is created for each specific student based on his or her learning needs. Assistive technology is determined by the child study team and included into the IEP as an educational support to maximize student success.504: Section 504 is an amendement that was passed for children who do not qualify for special services but may be entitled to learning accommodations. Under 504 a student may or may not be entitled to receive assistive technology.LINKS:http://www.njcommonground.org/tag/assistive-technology/ http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/atech.index.htm

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